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Gear Talk, The Lowdown


June 6, 2016

Here at Duluth Pack we pride ourselves on a few values and interests. We stand for American Made quality, lifetime guarantee on our craftsmanship and our hardware, hardworking women and men behind the brand, simple designs and durability, and lastly, for the love (let’s not forget obsessions) of animals.

At our flagship store located at 365 Canal Park Drive here in Duluth, Minnesota, we allow animals of all kinds to come on in and enjoy the fun. Everyone can enjoy the Duluth Pack experience in some way, shape or form (can’t forget breed!).

Not only does Duluth Pack allow your fur friend to enter our facilities, we also cater to their needs, wants, and desires as well. From our great selection of pet treats, to leashes , collars , chew toys, our Duluth Pack dogs beds, and winter booties, we’re looking out for your whole family! Please find our selection of animal products in store and online at

Lastly, most who work here at Duluth Pack own some kind of pet. Whether that be a small breed, large canine, or cuddly cat, we all understand the aspect of making them a priority. Not only in your life, but ours as well. We know you are proud of your pooches and kitties and have the desire to showcase their adorable faces to the world. Well, you’re are in luck, because Duluth Pack is calling out for all animal lovers! It’s your chance to have Duluth Pack help you out! Please submit any of your pets photos with your beloved Duluth Pack product to [email protected]! We would love to make not only your day, but everyone who sees it, too! By submitting photos, you give Duluth Pack the right to use these images. (Plus, we gush over them all day!).

Featured image shot by our friend, Kiley Marissa Photography

Gear Talk, The Lowdown


May 26, 2016


| Bag: The Times Collection Market Tote |

Just a few short weeks ago, our team was able to hand deliver “The Times Collection” Duluth Pack Market Tote at the Xcel Energy Center to the ever famous artist, Ellie Goulding. We are so very grateful that we not only have become partners, but great friends with the folks at the Xcel Energy Center. Whenever entertainers make their way through the Saint Paul, Minnesota region and are entertaining at their venue, Duluth Pack is able to handcraft products for them. In the past, we have been able to work with Mumford & Sons, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews’ Band, and Hozier to name a few.

Want to stay updated on which upcoming entertainers Duluth Pack is handcrafting for? Follow us on our Instagram , Facebook , Twitter , and Pinterest accounts! That is where we promote first!

Wishing you all a fantastic, long, and relaxing Memorial Weekend ahead!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, Style, The Lowdown


May 9, 2016









Does this post seem a bit fishy today? It is for us and here is why.

One of the most beautiful times of the year here in the Northland is upon us and we’re getting ready for it. Summer is quickly approaching and we are getting prepared for all the outdoor activities we can emerge ourselves in, like fishing.

This year, we have become incredibly close with photographer, Kiley Marissa. She brings a spunk and artistic viewpoint to showcase not only our canvas and leather products, but promote the emotional connection behind the packs. She gets that our goods creates stories and last a lifetime. As we say, “Making memories with you since 1882″. P.s. check out Kiley’s website HERE

What is your favorite memory on the lake? Is it with your parents when you were a little tyke? On the water with your granddaddy and you beat him with the bigger fish? Maybe it was the time you didn’t catch a single thing, but laughed the entire time. Whichever moment you have, we want to be there with you. Check out our Duluth Pack fishing themed products in our retail store or on our website.






Happy fishing, happy memories, and happy shopping!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Events, Gear Talk, The Lowdown


May 5, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that we have once again partnered with the wonderful folks at the XCEL Energy Center to handcraft and provide a Duluth Pack bag for upcoming artist and performer, Ellie Goulding!

Today, Thursday, May 5th, some of the Duluth Pack team will be headed down to St. Paul, MN to hand deliver the finalized product handcrafted just for her. Want to know which product she is getting? Click HERE to shop it!

Over the last few years, Duluth Pack has handcrafted packs for performers at the XCEL Energy Center like:

Mumford and Sons. Buy their style of bag HERE .

Hozier. Buy his style of bag HERE .

All Jingle Ball 2015 performers including, Demi Lovato. Buy her style of item HERE .

Maroon 5. Buy their style of bag HERE .

Dave Matthews Band. Buy their style of bag HERE .

Those are to name a few. Now that it is 2016, we’re more ready than ever to continue handcrafting more bags for A-list performers and entertainers.

Who do you want to see Duluth Pack handcraft a bag for in the future? We’d love to hear!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

The Lowdown


May 2, 2016

Let’s give it to the mother’s in all of our lives. Make this Mother’s Day memorable and one-of-a-kind just like your mom is to you.

They are our providers, supporters, pushers and our go-to protectors in this glorious life.

Mother’s Day gifting can be such a head scratcher. What do you gift the best woman in your life? How can you forever thank her for what she does in ONE day designated for her? It’s time to step up the gifting process for the woman who taught you how to tie your shoes and say how much she means to you beyond perfume and lovely flowers. Here is the gift guide for being original and finding a unique product that will have your mama saying, “thank you” rather than “you’re welcome”!

Here are a few shell bag she’ll love.

#100 The Times Collection Shell . It’s chic, it’s classic, and it’s what she can match with everything.

Bison Leather Shell Bag . The most edgy, glam, and super luxe of the shells we offer. Available both in black and brown trim, it’s a showstopper, just like she is.

The Standard Shell Bag . It’s a size smaller from our top selling #100 dimension, but brings all the same aesthetic and shape as the bigger. It’s the oringial shell

Happy Early Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Canoeing, Gear Talk, Trip Planning


April 25, 2016


| A few canoe pack choices – Option 1, Option 2, Option 3, Option 4 | Bug Repellent | Hat | Soap |

The time is around the corner and we’re thrilled here at Duluth Pack.

Don’t wait to the wire, get focused, outfitted and prepared for the best wilderness adventure that the North can produce. Today’s post, we’re wanting you to be proactive about your upcoming camping and canoeing travels and why Duluth Pack’s retail store in Canal Park, is your one stop shop for everything, including BWCAW permits. Permits are available on May 1st, 2016 at the Duluth Pack retail store (365 Canal Park Drive).

Fun fact of the day: Duluth Pack is the largest cooperator of BWCAW permits in the entire world. Thank you to every single one of you. We have been able to hold this title for quite some time, because of you trusting Duluth Pack to outfit you the right and best way possible.

For over 134 continuous years, we’ve been proud to say our roots as a brand and company started with being the original Boundary Waters canoe pack. Even though we have expanded our line into lifestyle, hunting, business, back to school, and collaborations, we still keep the outdoors near and dear, especially the Boundary Waters territory.

Whether you’re a seasonal regular or new to the bush, you want to look the part, feel the part and simply be the part of a BWCAW visitor. Duluth Pack can style you out with the most appropriate apparel pieces, bug sprays, food savers and any other camping and canoeing accessories you find crucial for your excursion.

Feel free to give our lovely customer service team a call at: 218-722-1707 for any questions regarding BWCAW, take a stroll into the Duluth Pack store located at 365 Canal Park Drive, or our easy and accessible website at! The featured photo is from our photography friend, Bailey Aro.

Happy Camping!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack!



April 21, 2016

We’re at it again, folks!

For the third year in a row, we are hosting the 3rd Annual Beer and Gear Event at the Duluth Pack store in Canal Park!

There will be FREE beer samples of the new Duluth Pack Pale Ale crafted by The Duluth Brewhouse!

Enjoy and gobble down fresh and FREE Sammy’s Pizza Lakeside location samples to help wash down the beer!

Multiple FREE giveaways from Sammy’s Pizza, The Duluth Brewhouse, Duluth Pack, and Mountain Hardwear!

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Want more information on the 3rd Annual Beer and Gear Event hosted by Duluth Pack? RSVP and invite your friends to the event’s page HERE !

Photography by our friend, Aubree Edwards Photography in Dallas, Texas!

Gear Talk, The Lowdown


March 28, 2016

Duluth Pack . Two words and one big history.

The brand, Duluth Pack has been proudly around since 1882, which makes us the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack maker in the USA. The company’s products from canoe packs, to business portfolios and purses alike, have been passed down from generations, telling a story of where they have been and what they have held. In the Duluth Pack flagship store, located in Canal Park in Duluth, MN, there are plenty of products that have tested the lifetime guarantee warranty on craftsmanship and hardware. One olive drab portfolio, showcases it’s battle markings after being deployed to overseas. Another, getting jolted by the direct hit of lightening and still staying in a pack-like-shape. The third, being scratched and bit by a hungry black bear, yet still a pack to carry contents in.

When some hear the words Duluth Pack , a canvas pack comes to mind, but the Duluth Pack brand is more than just that. Duluth Pack prides itself on the infamous statement, “If it isn’t broken, why fix it?”. The 133 year old company has been making products the same way, each handcrafted by one sewer, riveted with original techniques, and cut with precision on the highest quality of American leather, canvas, and wool around. Once each bag, specifically made just for you is complete, the sewer signs their signature. This is a personal expression that the Duluth Pack brand prides itself on that’s unique and promotes their skillful employees.

The Duluth Pack factory is available for tours on a weekly basis. They are open Monday – Thursday. Please call ahead to reserve a tour spot. The factory is located at 1610 W. Superior St in Duluth, MN where Duluth Pack has been handcrafting bags and packs in the same and only Duluth Pack factory for over 104 years. Now that’s impressive!

The Duluth Pack retail store is located in energetic Canal Park in Duluth, MN. The Duluth Pack selection at the retail store includes all products in all colors, canvas, wool, and leather options. There are other well-known brands available for purchase such as, The North Face, Patagonia, Hydroflask, Merrell, Keen, Smartwool, Pendleton, Camelback, and many more.

With age comes wisdom and Duluth Pack has a history and story to share.

Photo by our friends: @Dreaming_outloud and @Bryce_Miller – follow them on Instagram!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack!

Gear Talk, The Lowdown


February 25, 2016

We as a company and individuals are so excited to announce that Duluth Pack continues to grow each and every day. With this, we have new career positions available within the company that involve, buying, retail, customer service, and production. Apply HERE .

Also, we are ecstatic to officially announce that because of our demand of handcrafted American products, Duluth Pack will be employing an entire second shift with production. Thank you to all of our amazing followers, subscribers, and ultimately customers who allow us to do what we love every single day. Without you, we wouldn’t be the “Oldest canvas and leather bag maker in the USA”. For 134 continuous years and counting, we have stuck our feet to American soil and dug through the hard times. We are proud to say we are an American company employing Americans and that will never change. Not only are all Duluth Pack items handcrafted carefully and durably in America, but we also source American products to employ as many hard working and dedicated Americans as possible around this amazing country. That has always been our mission and it always will be.

So, here’s to you all and to another wonderful and successful 134 years!

– From your very appreciative friends at Duluth Pack

Gear Talk, Style, The Lowdown


December 7, 2015









“Cruising down the highway. Looking for adventure.. ” now that that phenomenal tune is stuck in your noggin, we’re pumped to inform you of our awesome road trip adventure and photoshoot with our pals from Five Four!

Crisp California sea air, warm hugs from the sun, and two brands taking on an adventure together. We seriously couldn’t ask for a better weekend. On top of that, to find a company that whole heartily believes in the American heritage, craftsmanship, and purpose that you possess is one not to pass up. That’s where we became connected with our friends at Five Four. They focus on promoting quality made products that are appealing for men around the United States. Let’s just say that we were real excited when they initially contacted us.

Here’s to more adventures with Five Four. So, buckle up and hold on, because it’s going to be one fun trip ahead!

The products featured in the photos below include:




Thanks again to Five Four for the fantastic photos shown in this blog post.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack